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Naz & Maalik (2015)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 22 January 2016 (USA)
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Two closeted Muslim teens hawk goods across Brooklyn and struggle to come clean about their sexuality, as their secretive behavior leads them unknowingly into the cross-hairs of the War on Terror.

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Maalik
Kerwin Johnson Jr. ...
Naz
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Sarah Mickell
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Cala
Anderson Footman ...
Dan
Bradley Brian Custer ...
Officer Bradley
Monciana Edmonson ...
Maalik's Mom
David M. Farrington ...
Yuppie
Ibrahim Miari ...
Imam
Nils Riess ...
Hospital Patient
James Roach ...
Bag Man
K'Sandra Sampson ...
Naz's Mom
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Driver
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Shanda
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Police Officer
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Two first-generation African-American Muslim teens,close friends,classmates, partners + something more have their Friday + potentially their entire lives, ruined by surveillance as their ambiguous + secretive relationship sets off flags among the bureaucrats still fighting the War on Terror in the far-flung outpost of Bed-Stuy. Written by Monciana

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An unbelievably bad film
2 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

So bad in fact it is hard to believe movie pay sites like the new pay Vimeo and Amazon Video on Demand would hoodwink people into paying for this film. One wants to support independent film-makers to be sure and young actors need to be encouraged, but the script of this film above all is so bad, it drags everything in the film down with it. There are so many scenes in the film that are not only boring and clichéd but totally irrelevant to the main story line and character development. In addition, there are just far too many repetitive scenes, such as on the street and in stores. The theme of the film -- two young Muslim men in New York who bond with each other and love each other -- has possibilities to be sure, particularly for a general American audience unfamiliar with Islam. But the theme is completely wasted in this effort.


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